Illegal demolition order for the family home, Abu Dis

Please demand that the government of Israel  immediately and unconditionally rescinds the demolition order of the family home of Fatmeh Adeeleh in Abu Dis, Palestine. On Wednesday, the 26th, the family had received the decision of the Israeli court, to whom they had been appealing: Demolition within 48 hours.

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Appeal

 H.E. NAVENETHEM PILLAY,

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Your Excellency

I call on you to urgently intervene and demand that the government of Israel  immediately and unconditionally rescinds the demolition order of the family home of Fatmeh Adeeleh in Abu Dis, Palestine. On Wednesday, the 26th, the family had received the decision of the Israeli court, to whom they had been appealing: Demolition within 48 hours.

The Israeli courts work hand in hand with the military, and very few stays, if any, are granted. Apparently there was room for one more appeal; the family had to pay 30,000 shekels to activate it. They were told that a court session to look into the matter would be specified on April 1st 2014.

It’s a four storey structure, adjacent to the Apartheid/Annexation Wall which was condemned illegal by the International Court of Justice in 2004. The family rent the basement and live on the first floor. The rest is unfinished. They have been slowly building up for years. Next to them is the old Cliff Hotel in Abu Dis. The Israelis confiscated it and turned it into a military post after 1967. Now they are annexing it by routing the apartheid wall to include it on the Jerusalem side.

The home is off the main street in Abu Dis. As you turn into the neighbourhood, you see scrawled on a wall under the image of a skull and bones the words: “Neighborhood of Nightmares,” the nightmare is the Israeli forces stationed up the street on “the mountain”, as Abu Dis children call it.

At the same time, of course, the Israeli government has announced the construction of thousands of new homes and infrastructural projects in the settlements of the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Palestinian land. Thus, while recently approving another 1,500 housing units in the illegal East Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo, 558 in other East Jerusalem settlements and 3,500 more in the West Bank, it issued demolition orders for 2,000 housing units in the nearby area of Ras al-Khamis and the Shuafat refugee camp.

“Since 1967 Israel has demolished more than 28,000 Palestinian homes, businesses, livestock facilities and other structures vital to Palestinian life and livelihood in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The motivation for demolishing these homes is purely political, and racially informed: to either drive the Palestinians out of the country altogether (the “quiet transfer”) or to confine the four million residents of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza to small, crowded, impoverished and disconnected enclaves. By such practices Israel effectively forecloses any viable Palestinian entity or the realization of Palestinian self-determination; it also solidifies permanent Israeli domination and illegal settlement expansion, de facto annexing the OPT.

Taken against the background of Israel’s systematic destruction of more than 500 Palestinian villages, towns and urban neighborhoods in 1948 and after, the legal steps taken to alienate the Palestinian property from its lands, homes and properties subsequent to the 1948 war and its ongoing policy of demolishing the homes of Palestinian citizens of Israel – some 150,000 in number – residing in so-called “unrecognized villages and neighborhoods,” the picture that emerges is one of institutional racial discrimination and promulgated ethnic displacement” – Adv. Emily Schaeffer (Michael Sfard Law Office), Jeff Halper (ICAHD) and Itay Epshtain, March 2012

Sincerely

(Source / 28.03.2014)

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